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point. and father has been estranged from dad from him for years and he had asperger's, he was a loner and socially awkward. >> jamie: appreciate the facts on that, but we're not going to speculate or say that any of those descriptions of the suspect did in any way could be a motive or a cause for him to act in this way. >> right. >> thanks, anna, a great part of that story, thanks. >> rick: while the entire country comes to gripts with newtown, connecticut we're getting the video into the news room, people from newtown and probably some surrounding areas as well who are gathering outside of the st. rose of lima catholic church where people are leaving flowers, stuffed animals, notes to all the victims. one person left a note on a candle that reads, may you rest in peace, gone too soon, little angels of god. let's talk about the role that faith plays in coping with terrible tragedy like this. joining us now is rabbi evan move fit of congregation solay. and father jonathan morris. i can't tell you how grateful we are on you coming on inform this terrible times. and father, a lot of peop
editor john fowler joins us to explain what is aspergers syndrome. john? >> reporter: in the last 24 hours, friends say the shooter was awkward, anxious, a loaner, systems of aspergers syndrome. >> reporter: adam lanza diagnosed with aspergers syndrome but aspergers syndrome does not explain the violence. two years ago i introduced you to a boy diagnosed with aspergers syndrome. he is bright but socially challenged. >> panicked a lot, cried a lot. and when he started trying to hurt himself i knew it was time to look for answers. >> reporter: aspergers syndrome children lack the ability to make friends. >> they may become targets of bullying. >> reporter: he says bullying and frustration may explain adam lanza's violent outburst. >> we treat people so badly they be little recourse but to be enraged. some people with aspergers syndrome committed violent acts. i don't think it is as common as it is in the general public. >> reporter: he treated dozens of autistic children, helping them integrate into schools. who could say what might have happened if adam lanza might have had the benefi
, the medical examiner told hln that the 20-year-old was diagnosed with asperger's syndrome but didn't know if that diagnosis was correct. there's some documents he'd seen in conversations with his mother years ago. until now, no one in any official capacity had commented directly on this possible piece of the case if that in fact has anything to do with the case at all. it's a sensitive issue. many people worry that violence will be incorrectly linked to asperger's syndrome. sanjay gupta joins us now. first of all, can you explain what asperger's syndrome is and how it typically presents itself? >> asperger is on the autism spectrum. they use the term spectrum because it's vague. all sorts of symptoms with this. but asperger's considered the highest form of functioning of autism. they have a hard time making eye contact. strong social connections. again, anderson, you and i talked about this, there are people running major companies in this country who have come out and said they also have asperger's. you can be highly functioning with this. but it's hard to characterize symptoms. >> i kno
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told them adam had asperger's syndrome and taking care of him was a full-time job. >> i know he was on medication and everything. but she home schooled him at home because he couldn't deal with the school classes sometimes so she just home schooled him at home and that was her life. >> reporter: brian craft, who baby sat for the lanzas when adam was just about ten, got a glimpse of how difficult he could be. >> i received instructions from nancy to always supervise adam at all times and never turn my onk on him. >> reporter: adam lanza's parents divorced in 2009. scott, we spoke a mediator in that divorce to who told us that his parents seemed to love him and wanted only the best for him. >> pelley: seth, thank you very much. in light of the story, we wanted to know more about asperger's so we turned to our doctor jon lapook. doctor, nancy lanza told several of her friends that we've talked to that her son had asperger's syndrome. what is that? >> it's a mild form of autism that affects in about one in 88 children. wi with autism, kids tend to have problem with social communicat
aspergers, parents are opening up about the disorder and misconceptions. >> reporter: those anxious for answers about adam lanza's motives can cling to a sketchy portrait of a so-called troubled young man. friend of his mother point out he had aspergers, a form of awe 'tawe -- autism, prompting concerns. >> reporter: this 8-year-old is among 1.5 million americans diagnosed with autism. in his case, so far the developmental disability left this boy nonverbal and hyperactive at times. but certainly say his parent, nonviolent. >> he is a very nice little boy. he doesn't sit there and calculate violent acts. it has never been a concern of ours as parents. >> he was clearly a troubled child. we know that he had aspergers, nancy mentioned that several times. >> reporter: friend of nancy lanza trying to fill in pieces of the puzzle to explain the rampage and include information that he had aspergers syndrome, less severe autism. >> to put a label on it so quickly and say this was the reason or anything that they might be drawing a conclusion from on this, it is just, it is not right. >> re
. >> the connecticut shooter's brother told police his brother had autism or asperger's syndrome as well as a personality syndrome. carolyn specializes in mental health issues. in your experience when a person has certain behaviors like we have seen in the shooter. are any of these disorders the type that would exhibit themselves in this manner? >> not in a manner to which we have seen in the last several days but there are signs and symptoms that lead up to certain behaviors. so if you know what to look for the red flags as i call them you know how to identify them you can actually go back and see what could be problematic. >> but to put parents at ease who may have a child who has either autism or asperger's a presence of some form of awe sichl or asperger's subject make them say my child is a mass murderer just because of the disorder. >> it is really the behaviors you want to look at. it's the change in behaviors had a are really of concern. you have a child who is doing well in school, socially active, is behaving appropriately and suddenly there's a change they become more isolate
'm working with kids and with aspergers and autism and one thing that struck me is we need to be able on the flip side, so i'm now writing to kids when you are the one that has more of a thick skin, whatever you want to call it, how do you interact with kids who are more sensitive? just how do you do that? how do you recognize the signs when you're around somebody that does calibrate and has a different definition and what bothers them and what doesn't and if we can do that and i'm asking autistic kids and asperger's kids and normal kids and what are the things that trigger these things and what can we do and i want you to know what i am doing right now and i am working with boys and i finished the porn section and honest i'm doing all of it and why do girls send naked pictures and this week we're creating concrete strategies and scenarios so they can picture what to do when they are up either way against these dynamics and if we work together this way and really name it. sometimes kids with aspergers can do things that are off putting. i sat with a kid in a class that put his leg
condition. >> asperger's is a type of autism. doctors call autism a neurodevelopmental disorder, not a type of illness. it's something you're born with and it it does tend to run in families. the condition was found by dr. as perringer in 1944. he people with asperger's and he was focused primarily on children are socially isolated, they have problems with communication, there's something off in their interactions with with other people. they can missocial cues. take this example. if someone walks over and says hello, most of us naturally say hello right back. a child with asperger's that doesn't come as instinctively. they lack what you call social intuition. another symptom, people with asperger's tend to become extremely focused and obsessed with details. one example, temple grandone, she has asperger's and she's written six books and a top expert in designing facilities for livestock. there are crucial distinctions. one, children with asperger's do not have language problems. their speech often develops normally. also by definition, people with asperger's have average to high intelligen
of -- you know, the kid is autistic,s a asperger's and she's a gun nut and there's all of these guns in the house. i'm not blaming her for -- how about that story? they didn't even know -- i was just going to say they didn't know how to identify her. she was shot four times at point-blank range in the face. the whole story is so horrible. but you're right. it is a perfect storm of access to assault weapons with a mentally ill kid. >> that's -- that article that was going around facebook yesterday, i am adam lanza's mother, that was absolutely harrowing. >> stephanie: we're going to talk to my friend about that. >> they must feel so helpless when they have a kid like that. >> i did see the update. >> stephanie: i don't know the truth of that specific case. yeah i'm adam lanza's mother meaning -- there are these kids in society that sometimes -- are not bad parents they don't know what to do. in her case, they're saying she may be crazy, too. >> previous posts, she was really berating her son and saying she would like t
. >> there are reports that he may have had asperger's syndrome. there continues to be a conversation, at least in our news room, precisely about what asperger's syndrome is and what it is not. can you clear up some of the confusion? >> sure. asperger's is considered a mild form of autism. so it's on the autistic spectrum disorder. people with asperger's disorder are kids who have difficulty, primarily with social skills. they have a hard time reading social cues. they also may be very rigid in their thinking, they're very strict with routines. they get very upset if things don't go a different way. but i do not think that asperger's can really be the reason that we're attributing to him for doing something lake this. i think there's something more going on. yes, he may have asperger's, but i think he has to have other things going on too. he may have had asperger's and he may have gone on to develop schizophrenia. he's at the prime age of developing schizophrenia, which involves delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, and that combination, particularly if it's in conjunction with substance
and access to guns by the mentally ill. there have been reports that adam lanza suffered from asperger's. this is a form of autism. and that he was being treated for some kind of mental illness, but are those things even relevant? we begin this afternoon with a report from the boston station wgbh. >> accused shooter, adam lanza has been described as socially awkward and reclusive with an above average intellect. it's not clear whether the 20-year-old was ever formally diagnosed with a mental illness, but he was reportedly assigned to a psychologist in high school. still, his actions have spurred a renewed call for change in the way we address mental health issues. >> mental illness shove underneath a rock much we can't do that anymore. >> our nation needs to take a different approach to mental health and we need to speak about it more honestly. just as we need to do other things. >> experts say it's essential to improve access to treatment of mental illness and to increase public awareness to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help. >> all the issues with access to health care g
, had been diagnosed with asperger symptoms are promptings autism experts to speak out against the symptom. some people with the condition are typically very bright but socially awkward. doctors say people with asperger are less likely to commit acts of violence. >>> with ask you to stay with us for continuing coverage. our next newscast is the 10:00 news. you can go online for updates anytime. >>> police are searching for a gunman responsible for killing a 17-year-old football player in san francisco over the weekend. he was a senior. he was shot about 10:00 saturday night. police say that a friend took him to san francisco general hospital where he was pronounced dead you. >>> new at 7:00, an auto body shop neighbors say has no being there. it's located in the bay view district. we're live outside the superior court are a new lawsuit accuses the owner of illegal activity. >>reporter: i read the complaint. it accuses the own of illegally operating an auto body shop and renting illegal reach-infested apartments. >> that one, this one, this one, this one. >>reporter: neighbors s
good chance some sort of mental illness that maybe, again, not asperg asperger's or autism but something else confounding this. having covered a lot of these stories tragically over the years and you know this, kate, sometimes the answer is unknowable. sometimes we simply don't know. we were talking about this yesterday. there will be autopsies and looking at to try to answer these questions that you're asking and i doubt they're going to find something where they say, that's the answer. >> nothing is going to bring any comfort to those families. >> i think you're right. >> dr. sanjay gupta, thank you so much. great to see you. >>> sanjay a doctor and father himself of three young girls. we'll be back in a few minutes on how not to talk to your kids about the tragedy and some tips on how you should talk to your kids about this tragedy. sanjay, thank you so much. >>> do just want to correct an earlier report right here on cnn that we reported on earlier, the young victims were, in fact, 12 girls and 8 boys. we apologize for that mistake. many moving parts here as we cover th
mental illness that this young man suffered from. it's suggested that it is possibly aspergers, a form of autism. clarify that and clarify whether there's any real science that suggest people that have that kind of condition might be violent. >> there is none. there's absolutely no evidence that if you have asperger's, you're more likely to be violent than anybody else. i got some e-mails and blogs after our last conversation. i didn't intend to say people with asperger's lack empathy, they lack the ability to judge social cues. i look at you like you're looking at me, it may look like i don't have empathy, i wanted to clarify that as well. >> more and more detail emerging, no sign of motive. killed his mother, went to the school and clearly looks like he planned it quite carefully. the fbi seized a computer. one of the things they know is he was playing pretty violent video games, reenacting battle scenes with graphic characters and so on. i was debating this on twitter today, if you're watching and want to get involved in any of this, tell me, many have been strong about all these th
. phillips'. >>> diagnosing adam lanza. h. wayne carver said he was told the shooter has aspergers syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. now, people who knew the family say he had aspergers, but advocacy groups say there is no relation between aspergers and violence. bob and susan wright, grandparent of a child with autism and the founders of autism speaks say this -- autism did not cause this horror, the profound tragedy of these senseless murdered will be compounded if it -- against people with autism, but according to a leading medical book, here are some of the behaviors. one, shows a lack of empathy. two, acts up with intense tantrums and three, shows aggression to others and to self. i spoke with bob earlier and asked him how he's so sure why autism wasn't a part of why this tragedy happened? >> well, there's been, there have been a number of studies, very large studies done with autistic children. dr. catherine lord spoke with one this morning "the new york times" and went through the whole thing thoroughly. the result of it is that there is less likelihood of a child with autism to
. but it has been alleged that he has asperger's syndrome, personality disorders -- nobody knows. does mental health play a huge role in this, from what you know? >> well, i'm the mother of two sons as well. i just can't imagine the scene at that elementary school. and of course the families whose children survived. these children who witnessed this. there's no explanation for these things, clearly, larry. and this is the latest in a series of shootings this year. every one of them has been perpetrated by someone who has been deemed to be exceedingly mentally ill. we do have a problem as a society in identifying those who need help so that they won't do these things. and it's a very, very difficult problem. it's going to need a lot of concentrated effort. >> mark simone, we are a big country. and i still believe we are a great country, even though we have our own problems as illustrated tragically today. mark, if it is a mental health issue, if this guy, huge disorders, personality disorders, what do you make of this? how do you cope with this? what steps should be taken to deal with this in
disorder possibly asperger's syndrome. he talked about lack of support in families with health problems. >> i would go to the massachusetts general hospital state hospitals they were in danger of themselves to others. it has become much harder to do. not something any psychiatrist ever does lightly. the dilemma for a parent is you are in these terrible relationships because of the rise of civil liberties and based on what we had in the 50s of the abuse of incarceration of the mentally ill. it becomes impossible. >> so what are families to do? let's ask psycho therapist and school counselor. >> we are talking about a possible asperger's angle here. there's no evidence -- >> i have gotten e-mails from people about that. there is no evidence that somebody with asperger's has violent behaviors. they might have social awkwardness but to link the two is premature. >>> getting back to the root causes of this type of thing. a lot of people are pointing to the changing culture. the shooter played violent video games. these games do not want to hear any link between twot. >> i talk to parents abo
a name to it? >> mark tambascio: asperger's. >> pelley: that's what she said? >> mark tambascio: yeah, yes. >> pelley: that it was asperger's syndrome? >> mark tambascio: absolutely. there's no question. >> pelley: and for her, it was a full-time job taking care of him. >> mark tambascio: absolutely. oh, my goodness, yes. >> pelley: asperger's syndrome is a disorder within the spectrum of autism. it's characterized by social impairment, communication difficulty, and repetitive patterns of behavior. an asperger's support group told us today that patients are more prone to be victims of violence than the perpetrators of violence. and we don't know whether asperger's played any role in the shootings, but friends told us that the condition did dominate the lanzas' lives. >> louise tambascio: i mean, i know he was on... he was on medication and everything, but she home schooled him at home because he couldn't deal with the school classes sometimes. so she just home schooled adam at home, and that was her life. >> pelley: she wasn't working. she devoted her time to adam? >> louise tambascio
struggled with asperger's syndrome an we don't know exactly what else. police said their search of the home turned up no evidence of medication. a number of family acquaintances talked about the challenges nancy lanza was facing when it came to her son's behavior particularly if recent years. we want to know more about it. keith ablow, from the fox medical a-team and we have a dro from brain balance centers and he has expertise in asperger he is ought estimate and other related disorders. i want to say to you, dr. ablow. thanks for being here friday. you gave us a place to go with what we were feeling and what you said stayed with me all week how this was a person who wanted to make the ugliness inside of him match with what he could create on the outside world. >> very sad. megyn: what are your thoughts in the wake of what we have heard five days into this? >> several thoughts. one is, we shouldn't pretend anymore in this country that we have a sturdy mental health care system. we have a mental health care system in shambles. where people are turned away from emergency rooms if they aren't
family say they were told he had aspergers syndrome a disorder on the autism spectrum. aspergers is not linked to any violent behavior. aspergers is simply not on the menu in terms it of what is wrong with this kid. rick leventhal on the top story at the bottom of the hour. live tonight in newtown. it sounds like this investigation is really taking a bit of an unusual turn, rick. >> yes, shepard. a genetic turn. obviously a key question for investigators is what was wrong with adam lanza? is there some clue in his d.n.a. to explain his murderous rampage? that's why the state medical examiner has asked a jennette cyst geneticists examine the results searching for some possible clue in adam lanza's remains. a possible motive under consideration is adam lanza found out out that his mom was planning to have him committed to a psychiatric institution. jealous of the time that she volunteered at sandy hook elementary school. if there is is evidence on lanza's home future to back it up. it's tough for investigators, shepard because there are reports that he smashed that hard drive befor
was described as "somewhat autistic," indications that he suffers from asperger syndrome. that he has mental challenges that apparently he and his family were aware of. so as this planning continues there is this aspect of mental illness that allowed him to do two of the most unthinkable things we have. the biggest taboos would be killing your mother and killing defenseless children. this guy crossed the line on both of them today. >> reporter: and we have that video of his brother, who was leaving police headquarters today after apparently some extensive questioning. and i'm wondering, james, what questions would you have for him? >> well, obviously, we need to do the psychological autopsy of his brother. but one thing i do want to point out, though he may indeed have had psychological issues, perhaps profound ones, these are not signs that we can identify in advance that would be telltale that somebody is going to go and rampage, these crimes, fortunately, are extremely rare, unpredictable. and even though there are warning signs, those signs are only crystal clear in the aftermath. we are
's unfair for them to blame awe tim for the deadly attacks. >> asperger's alone does not cause people to behave like this. there's more to the story. things will come out over time. i sure hope people don't pin it just on the asperger's. >>> asperger's is a mild form of autism but is not connected to violent thoughts or violent behaviors. >>> police say students and faculty at one alexandria high school were never in danger when the teenager brought a gun to school. officers arrested the 15-year-old at t.c. williams high school. administrators called police when they found the gun and a jar full of pellets. he was held in a detention center overnight. he will appear before a judge today. >>> crime is up despite a drop in murder. new numbers show that overall crime is up 4% over 2011. largely in part to a spike in sex abuse cases. up 36% from last year. murder took the biggest drop from 2011 down 24%. arson, burglary and car theft also saw big drops. down between 8% and 16%. >>> a shotgun involved to alexandria police is missing after two police cars were stolen. one car was taken from
con asperger, una forma de autismo, el pistolero se suicido al ver a los policías, y estaba preparado para cometer una masacre aún mayor. >> las armas que uso fueron rastreadas, continuamos hablando con testigos incluso niños. >> ellos son una familia que la mamá se quedaba sola y no habla con nadie. >> sara cardosa vive en la misma cuadra de adam y su madre. >> que sabían de las armas? >> no sabia nada, que tenía pistolas, ella tenía una familia que se quedaba solo. >> y a adam lo viste? >> cuándo eran chiquitos. >> dce que su familia se mudo de nueva york a esta ciudad buscando tranquilidad. >> hay un nene que se llamaba noa, es el nombre de mi nene y cuándo supe ese nombre me puse mal. >> por eso dice yesenia bello vino con un árbol de navidad velas y juguetes para los niños que murieron >> tú eres el único que tiene el poder de hacer algo, te lo suplico que hagas algo para nuestro niños. >> areli martínez vino con su hijo gilbrand carrasco, vino a resar por las víctimas. >> y que dios los bendiga. >> venimos a rezar por los niños con el servicio que se viene en la
with asperger's syndrome. repetitive patterns of behavior and more. stand by. we'll update you with what is going on in newtown. ?o my name is hunter cannon. playing sports is just my whole life. looking back, if it wasn't for shriners hospital, things would just be really, really different. i lost my leg when i was a kid. there was a time when i felt like i wasn't going to be able to walk again... it was a pretty bad accident but shriners showed me who i could be again. they turned my whole life around. they call it 'love to the rescue' and it really works. hunter's life is one of nearly a million changed by donations from people like you. send your love to the rescue. donate to shriners hospitals for children today. >>> the shooter in the newtown investigation, what was going on with the shooter, adam lanza's mind? acquaintances say that he had asperger's syndrome. sanjay gupta takes a look at what as sper better's is. >> it's a type of autism. it's a neurodevelopmental disorder, not a mental illness. that's important. it's something you're born with and it does tend to run in families
of the autism spectrum and have as this person reportedly allegedly had, some sort of asperger's which is a very high functioning autism and some of those individuals are extremely intelligent, but have problems like other autistic persons being able to interact in a social way, spending a lot of time alone just not having the general social skills. >> but you know what, i don't want to disfarnlg everyone who has autism. you don't want to blame autism for their problem. many people as i'm reading here describe this gunman as nice and polite. they say they were shocked because he never showed any violent tendencies. i mean, can you -- does autism explain this type of behavior? i don't think so. >> quite frankly, autism doesn't explain this at all. i work with many autistic patients. i've worked with people who have high functioning autism, which is asperger's, and by the way, i should point out as a cautionary tale, we find one of the major causes of autism is this whole idea of not only is it passed on, but certainly some immune problems that women have when they're carrying their children. as f
from the medical examiner that he said he was told that the shooter was diagnosed with asperger's syndrome. he says he is going to look into that more. regardless, he says, that is not, that is not an explanation for the violence that happened here. and he is also waiting for the results of toxicology tests. those of course will tell us what kind of drugs or chemicals he might have had in his system, but it might take a couple weeks to learn those results. now, erin, among those people who are stumped about what happened is a former schoolmate of the shooter in this case and he, too, is trying to make sense of the senseless. alan diaz may have been as close as anyone could come to being a friend of adam lanza when he was a sophomore at newtown high school and diaz was a freshman in 2008. >> he was a very intelligent person. he really was. it was just like the way he acted around other people was just very withdrawn and just really quiet. >> reporter: a little different? >> yeah. >> reporter: they were in the high school tech club together, spent a lot of time on computers. adam
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